Methodist Health System Foundation has announced a new date for its Folsom Leadership Award, patron party details, and event chairs. The 2014 Robert S. Folsom Leadership Award recipient is Bobby B. Lyle, an innovative engineer, educator, corporate executive, entrepreneur, civic leader, and philanthropist. Established in 2005, the award recognizes individuals whose demonstrated commitment to and excellence in community leadership emulate the achievements of former Dallas Mayor Robert S. Folsom.
The award will be presented at a dinner on Wednesday, November 19 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Hilton Anatole Hotel’s Imperial Ballroom.
Major underwriters of $10,000 or more will be invited to a patron party hosted by Mary McDermott Cook at her new hilltop home in Oak Cliff on November 3. Participants will be the first ones to see this one-of-a-kind house, which overlooks the Dallas skyline, Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge and the Trinity River Corridor.
Methodist also announced the prestigious leadership of the event. Renda and Rex Tillerson and Nancy Ann and Ray Hunt are the honorary co-chairs. Linda and Mitch Hart and Carolyn and David Miller are the event co-chairs.
Methodist Health System Foundation President and CEO April Box Chamberlain said, “We are honored to celebrate Bobby Lyle. He has provided leadership for Dallas education, the Trinity River Corridor project, health care, and more.”
In 2013, Methodist Health System provided more than $132 million in unreimbursed charity care, an increasingly disproportionate share in North Texas. The Folsom event has been recognized as one of Dallas’s largest fundraising events, and has raised more than $9 million over the past nine years to benefit Methodist Health System’s programs and services. At Dr. Lyle’s request, proceeds from the 2014 Folsom event will benefit medical education at Methodist Health System to support post-graduate fellowship training of brilliant young minds, and nurture Methodist’s quest for excellence in all aspects of medicine.
Past Folsom Leadership Award recipients include Robert S. Folsom (2005), Nancy Ann Hunt (2006), Troy Aikman (2007), Laura Bush (2008), the late Norman Brinker (2009), Pat and Emmitt Smith (2010), Trevor Rees-Jones (2011), Mike Boone (2012), and Rev. Mark Craig (2013).
Photo available at: http://www.methodisthealthsystem.org/BobbyLyle
About Methodist Health System
Guided by the founding principles of life, learning and compassion, Methodist Health System (Methodist) provides quality, integrated care to improve and save the lives of individuals and families throughout North Texas. Methodist Dallas Medical Center, Methodist Charlton Medical Center, Methodist Mansfield Medical Center, Methodist Richardson Medical Center, and Methodist Family Health Centers are part of the nonprofit Methodist Health System, which is affiliated by covenant with the North Texas Conference of The United Methodist Church. Additional information is available at www.methodisthealthsystem.org. Connect with them through Facebook, YouTube and Twitter at www.methodisthealthsystem.org/socialmedia.
If you are interested in supporting the Robert S. Folsom Award, please contact Methodist Health System Foundation Vice President of Development Joy Duncan at 214-947-4555 or firstname.lastname@example.org. More information is available at Foundation.MethodistHealthSystem.org/Folsom.